Not really a review. If you saw the fight you saw it was a one-sided shut out on the cards. As I predicted in the previous blog post Mayweather won on points. Didn't turn out to be as competitive as one would have hoped but such is life. Marquez was valiant in effort but came up short, mainly down to the lightening quick Mayweather in both attack and defence.
Sky's commentary team of Adam Smith and Jim Watt should be told they are never to perform indecent acts on TV. The fellatio was a lot!
Now to the real story. I was mistaken when I said Marquez was a 3-weight world champion, he's only 2. He jumped up 2 weight classes ( from Lightweight bypassing Light-Welter to fight at Welter) to fight Mayweather at a weight Marquez had never fought at when the two met last night - yes TWO weights to fight the man ranked pound-4-pound best in the world. So taking that into consideration, why was Mayweather overweight? Why did he have to pay a $600k fine for being overweight? Well we don't know because "IRS Money" Mayweather refused to answer the question in the post-fight interview. Also why did Mayweather refuse to be weighed on the night of the fight?
The best part of the interview was when Mayweather was asked about Sugar Shane Mosley. Before the fight Mayweather described the meeting as a good (sorry Mayweather: GREAT) little fighter against a great big fighter. However, many critics, myself included, feel this is usually the case with Mayweather. Diego Corrales was weight drained at Super Feather, Hatton never EVER looked impressive at Welter and Marquez was the smaller guy once again. Gatti was well and truly past it, De La Hoya gave him trouble and he's an old man but that's another story.
When asked when will he fight Mosley, the usually supremely confident, cool, calm and collected Mayweather begun to stutter like a confused, scared infant being interrogated by his parent before getting a beating. Mayweather decided to call Mosley over, Mosley went over with B-Hop both saying that is the real fight. Mayweather called for a peace treaty, Mosley and B-Hop never had any of it.
If you haven't seen the fight, don't watch it, fast forward to the end and watch the interview. Mayweather looked scared. See the size difference between the two. And the reason why the interviewer (must get his name) never let Mayweather speak is because he was doing his usual political tricks of not answering.
I refer to this classic interview where, as far as I know, the Mosley question was first posed to him. Look how emotional he gets
Don't get me wrong there is no doubting Mayweather is far superior to most if not all fighters in the world at this precise moment. Mastered the shoulder roll as to make an air-tight defence, lightening quick hands, brain and feet etc. but he,like Calzaghe, always fights guys with the odds against them. Yes, a lot of that is down to his skills level, but some of that down to his choice in opponents. Fight Paul Williams and Mosley, put yourself at at least a slight disadvantage like Roy Jones did against Ruiz giving away a lot of weight. And to think he didn't knock out a blown-up lightweight. Juan Diaz and Manny Pacquiao both managed to knock him down heavily...